Sauti Sol singer Bien-Aime Baraza and his wife Chiki Kuruka have one of the most beautiful young marriages among celebs today.
The couple had been dating for more than 4 years before they decided to get hitched in March this year. They are famously private about many aspects of their relationship, only choosing to reveal precious anecdotes whenever the desire for press exposure is needed (which is rather smart).
The couple have chosen an episode of their Sol Family docuseries to discuss how they first met. Bien explained that they had met at an event in Nairobi while she was in the company of a mutual friend called Emmanuel Jambo.
The singer thought Emmanuel and Chiki were dating at the time.
“I met her standing at the parking lot a friend of mine called Emmanuel and I was like Emmanuel unachapa kitu safi. I actually thought her and Emmanuel were together,” said Bien.
But fate was on his side as he ended up having a deep chemistry with her.
He added, “That night we ended up talking for so long and I was like this girl is intelligent. That time I had been single for about a year. When I met her, I wasn’t actually looking for love in her, but in her I felt like I was drinking a fresh glass of juice talking to Chiki.”
Chiki concurred about the connection she had had with the lanky singer saying that before she met him she hadn’t believed in love at first sight.
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@bienaimesol You came to my life and changed it. You made me smile on the darkest days, and make me see hope in my hopeless moments. I didnt know I could love this much, but hey, the universe has obviously got my back. I cant wait to spend my life with you. But today…. lets focus on an awesome birthday lunch. Happy birthday to me! ❤❤
Bien then asked her for a date, finally taking her to Mama Oliech restaurant because he loves fish and ugali. But she didn’t like it.
“I was like why are we here because this is not thank you for a hookup because again culture difference there’s cats walking around everywhere, there isn’t really even a ceiling. We’re sitting outside,” said Chiki. They later on went to a different place where they had drinks and the rest is history.
This revelation comes after Polycarp Fancyfingers another member of Sauti Sol narrated how he had met his Rwandan wife, Lady Mandy. The gifted guitarist said that the two met at a work event and had to co-mingle after they were mistakenly given each other’s pay cheques after the show.
Afterwards they met up to sort out the error and that is where Polycarp got the balls to ask for Mandy’s number. Now the couple is expecting a baby.